AskDefine | Define ax

Dictionary Definition

ax n : an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle [syn: axe]


1 chop or split with an ax; "axe wood" [syn: axe]
2 terminate; "The NSF axed the research program and stopped funding it" [syn: axe] [also: axes (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary


Etymology 1

See axe.


  • , /æks/, /

Extensive Definition

AX or Ax may stand for:



  • axe, tool and weapon
  • Ax, a 87th Precinct story written in 1964 by Ed McBain (Evan Hunter)
  • Ax, a WWF World Tag-Team Champion professional wrestler
  • Aximili-Esgarrouth-Isthill's nickname, a fictional Animorphs character Ax
  • Emanuel Ax, a concert pianist
  • James Ax, a mathematician
  • A special forces group under the command of Cardinal Catherina in Trinity Blood
  • A euphemism for layoffs.
  • Ismail ax, a note written in red ink found on the left arm of Cho Seung-hui at the time of the Virginia Tech Massacre.
  • The Ax (Galaxy Rangers Episode)

See also

ax in German: AX
ax in Esperanto: Ax
ax in French: AX
ax in Korean: AX
ax in Indonesian: AX
ax in Italian: AX
ax in Japanese: AX (曖昧さ回避)
ax in Norwegian: AX
ax in Polish: AX
ax in Kölsch: AX (Watt ėßß datt?)
ax in Russian: Ах (значения)
ax in Slovenian: AX
ax in Finnish: Ax
ax in Swedish: AX

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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